Try something new this weekend, enjoy palahari pulao.
1 cup cooked rice
1 tsp cashewnuts
1 tsp raisins
4 glazed cherries
1/2 cup paneer cubes
1/2 cup boiled peas
2 green chilies, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 stick cinnamon
1/4 cup tinned cocktail fruits
1/2 tsp saffron strands
4 tsp desi ghee
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp pulao masala or curry masala
Heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins separately and keep aside.
In same ghee add the cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and green chilies and fry again.
Add the cooked rice, paneer, green peas, fruit pieces and salt pepper and pulao or curry masala and mix well.
Warm the saffron a little on tawa, rub in a little warm water and add to the rice.
Decorate with the fried cashew nuts, glazed cherries and raisins before serving.
Serve hot with curds, raita or curry.